a photo dump of almost 50 images from my camera roll documenting some happy simple moments from summertime. birthday celebrations, small adventures near our new home, and apparently a lot of ice cream dates! i’ll let the photos speak for themselves. a lot of special nuggets in here that capture the spirit of these five spirited kiddos and our new chapter in arizona…. happy monday, everyone!
josh davis and his fruit picking outfit that he must have borrowed from the man in the yellow hat on curious george. ;)
the big haul earlier this summer from our grapefruit trees (read more about them HERE.)
sometimes our lizard friends come inside and briefly play house with us. mama doesn’t totally love this game, but the kids have built really fun homes for them with their magnatiles and we’ve only lost one lizard in our home behind the fridge but we did find him again about 24 hours later and released him once more outside. goooood times!
i wrote a lot about this day right here if you care to read.
getting to learn all about tractors thanks to our new neighbor!
haircuts by papa!
back at the beginning of the year, josh had planned a special trip with just samson that was supposed to take place in april. they had planned a big camping outdoor adventure trip at a special place but since travel plans weren’t able to come to fruition this year, they made a slight pivot and had an adventure at a lake a few hours away recently. hopefully someday soon they can get their initial trip back on the schedule but i know they both had a wonderful time on this excursion where samson caught a couple of crawdaddy!
probably the best video clip anyone has ever text me was samson after he caught this crawdaddy! he said “mama, we just caught a lobster and we are bringing it home for you to eat tonight!” he knows how much i love my lobster! crawdaddy? nope.
like i said, a lot of ice cream dates!
and baby chicks!
and an almost completed chicken coop! what in the what! somehow our six chicks at the start of summer turned into 18 chicks by the end of summer. long story short, we realized if we’re building this big coop with a run that can fit 18, might as well go all in! and i am on an omelette kick so, there’s that! a few of the newer chicks we recently welcomed home are easter eggers, which means once they eventually begin to lay eggs, their eggs will be shades of blue and green and i can’t wait for easter next spring!
a delicious breakfast together this summer at snooze! this was the first restaurant excursion we took altogether in months where we sat at a socially distanced table outside and ate at the restaurant.
meet our new holland lop bunnies, snowcone and oatmeal! i shared a video and some photos of them here on my instagram. they have the funniest personalities! both of them jump so high in the air sometimes and love wandering around the home and exploring. we have a bunny hutch where they sleep at night in the play room, but we are currently trying to potty train them since we keep them inside and like when they are free to roam around the home. cross your fingers for us! all the articles i have read and YouTube tutorials say it’s totally possible, but we haven’t had a lot of luck just yet. we’ll see!
conrad and I went on a little lunch date and all he wanted to eat were mussels! fortunately we found a great spot that had a delicious menu where mussels were present and he loved them! ps- gotta love that chin mask!
lots of birthdays packed into a few weeks of summer starting with these two who turned TWO the end of may!
conrad learned to rollerblade this summer!
and beatrice and madalena learned to wear their bike helmets without any tears!
trying to keep cool in this heat with lots of swim time!
the fruit trees i’m most stoked about are the peach trees, obviously. wish they’d last year round but they certainly make summer extra special.
this sweetheart also had a birthday the end of may. samson is 8!
these bunnies have grown so much the last few weeks especially! eleanor, too. it’s wild.